Singapore, Jun 12: US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un signed a joint document, in which the North Korean leader committed to ‘complete denuclearisation’ of Korean Peninsula, reported AFP. The document was jointly signed by Trump and Kim after their historic meeting at Sentosa Island on Tuesday.
While signing the document, President Trump said the document was ‘very comprehensive’, adding that the US’ relationship with North Korea will be different now. Kim Jong-un described the meeting as historic and said, “We have decided to let go of the past and now the world will see a major change.”
In a brief interaction with media, while signing the document, Donald Trump said Kim Jong-un will be invited to the US. “We’ll meet again and we’ll meet many times,” Trump added. Earlier today, the two leaders met each other for the first time. Trump and Kim shared a 12-second handshake in the courtyard of the British-colonial style hotel against a backdrop of American and North Korean flags.
After their one-on-one meeting which lasted for about 45 minutes, the two leaders were joined by senior aides for an expanded bilateral meeting and working lunch. On the US side, Trump’s team included Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser John Bolton, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim. The North Korean delegation included Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, Vice-Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui and Vice-Chairman of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea, Kim Yong Chol.
The summit, which was almost scrapped by a mercurial Trump last month, comes after a flurry of diplomatic activities and barrage of invective and insults traded between the US President and an equally aggressive Kim. While the US seeks complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Kim fears giving up of all nukes may invite an invasion by Washington.